So been flying around the Alps in VR on the Discovery flight. Absolutely breathtaking!
I can confirm that editing the config file for the VR settings for off screen caching DOES work. And I can report that I could see little performance degredation as a result, which is good news. I see no popping etc.
Terrain morphing is, however, still a thing, although that bug is logged here:
OK, but it is partly down to how people use (or don’t) the xbox app. Bascially you are using xbox services and the ecosystems are linked and hence you need to be in the xbox app. Essentially this is like steam - steam does it in one app, MS does it in two - the store and the xbox app are separated.
I can’t understand the faffing about to download these updates. I tried everything in the book but could not get the download to show up. Then just as the last of my hair was being torn out I noticed a post saying that if on pc you need to download the Xbox app. Prior to this I kind of thought that was for, you know, Xbox players. Do Xbox users need a pc app? Anyway download is now a thing and hopefully everything will be great…….hopefully.
You really would think that the all knowing, ‘we know what you need better than you know what you need’ corporate megalomaniacs at MS Towers would be able to offer a download that was simple and straightforward
Anything they can do to make it a pain. Never had to take this action with any other update to FS. First time for everything I suppose. But heck, on the other side, I was awarded a prize in the newegg shuffle again today. One can always use a new video card. Maybe.
After installing the xbox app the update was shown in the MS store as many others already reported. The update went smoothly and I can confirm that after the update the xbox app can be uninstalled and MSFS be launched from the start menu as before.
I must admit I thought the xbox app was some sort of resource hungry xbox emulator which is why I did not want to install it but in fact it seems to be just an interface to the the games from the MS store. Why both are needed I have no idea. I guess I will reinstall it just before SU6…